Monarch Waystations: Create, Conserve, & Protect Monarch Habitats

Monarch Waystation #5

Kansas City, MO 64114 U.S.A.

Registrant: Dan Dickinson
Certified: 6/15/2005
Updated: 6/15/2005
Type: Urban
Size: X-Large (1,000-4,999 sq ft)

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Comments: I garden for butterflies and raise Fritillaries, swallowtails and monarchs.


Milkweeds (Monarch Host Plants):
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)

Additional Annual/Biennial Plants:
Verbena/Vervain (Verbena spp.), Zinnia (Zinnia spp.), Other Annuals or Biennials

Additional Perennial Plants:
Blazingstar/Gayfeather (Liatris spp.), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.), Goldenrod (Solidago spp.), Other Perennials

Plant Density (Shelter):
6-10 milkweed and nectar plants per square yard

Sustainable Management:
Use natural compost for fertilization; Amend the soil to achieve a chemical balance before planting; Remove dead stalks before the next growing season by hand; Water the plot as needed to maintain growth; Eliminate the use of insecticides; Remove invasive species from the site; Add other features